Maria Martin-Prat

Deputy Director-General of DG Trade, European Commission

Ms. Martin-Prat is Deputy Director General in the Directorate General responsible for trade policy in the European Commission. She is currently covering Asia, Africa, Caribbean and Pacific, Sustainable Development and Green Deal, Services and Digital Trade, Investment and Intellectual Property.

She is also the Commission’s Chief Negotiator for the negotiations with China on a bilateral investment agreement. Before her current post, Ms. Martin-Prat was Director in DG TRADE.

Prior to that, she was consecutively Head of the Copyright Unit and Head of Unit responsible for free movement of services and freedom of establishment in the European Commission.
She was a member of Commissioner Joaquin Almunia´s Cabinet. Ms Martin-Prat also worked as a lawyer in the private sector and in the European Parliament. Ms. Martin-Prat is admitted as a solicitor in Spain and has two postgraduate degrees in European Law.